I’m a little late with my alternative income for last month. I tell myself it’s because I’ve been busy, but more likely it’s that the numbers are down. After taxes, I cleared $1,411.34. That’s still a good number and pays for a large amount of my necessary expenses (i.e. rent, food, insurance, utilities, etc.), so I’m taking a Stuart Smalley approach. Even though it’s down around $500 from previous months.
It’s not surprising to me that the number is down. I could throw out the easy excuse that it’s the economy… I even believe that to some degree. I’ve been focusing my efforts on my a full-time job (a contract job that pays over six figures) and training a new puppy. I usually hate trading time for money… it doesn’t scale in the way I want it to if I’m going to achieve financial in a few years. However, if I can leverage the money from my full-time job to other profitable enterprises, it’s a move I have to make… especially in this economy where cash is king.
This month isn’t shaping up to be much better, but I’ve made a few connections at Finovate that may pay off down the line.